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What is Scurvy?
     Lev 21:20 and Lev 22:22. The disease known by this name, in modern times, is usually caused by long confinement in cold and damp climates, without fresh provisions. In the progress of it, the skin becomes dry and scaly and livid spots appear. Probably this appearance of the skin is all that is denoted by the word "scurvy" in the passages cited.

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Schaff, Philip, Dr. "Biblical Definition for 'scurvy' in Schaffs Bible Dictionary". - Schaff's

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